Hope you like it.
Hope you like it.
Ok there's lots to tell you about this week. First off please accept my apologies for no update last weekend - I was with Echaskech at Deershed 2011 as part of Just Music's day up there, (along with lable mates Digitonal and Laki Mera) but more on that later. Last Friday morning Echaskech, along with the vocal talents of Napoleon Complex, released their new track, "Change the Station" as a free download from Soundcloud. My video for it is on the Echaskech youtube page
As well as on my Vimeo page,
both available in glorious 720p. Initially I wanted to visually represent Napoleon's desire to make his point about broadcast news. The first idea was to have Napoleon being the one holding the bill board/placard, gagged. The idea being that the act of protesting would be his message, and even as an individual it could still be done, but sadly Napoleon lives in Naples, Italy (hence the name) so we changed it to just be Dom, representing Echaskech, or the music supporting what Napoleon has to say. Dom holding up the placard with Napoleon on it is a metaphor of Echaskech's music supporting Napoleon's lyrics. Shooting took place over the easter weekend on my trusty Panasonic HDC HS300 (we got Napoleon to film himself and send us the footage) and the editing was done in Final Cut Pro, then round tripped into After Effects to comp Napoleon on to the placard by Dom and then back to mine for a final treatment in FCP. We're all very happy and proud of it.
Deershed must be one of the most child friendly festivals I've even been to. We reckoned that the children out numbered the adults 2 to 1, the average age of the audience must've been about 12 years old. On Saturday night, at 11pm, just as we were ready to go out on the tented town and party, all the entertainment stopped and by 11:20pm the arena was a ghost town... quite an eerie experience for a old festival vet like my self. However as our soundcheck was at 8.30am(!) it was probably for the best.
Though we were playing at 1pm on a blisteringly bright Sunday afternoon, I was relieved to see that Deershed had sourced a properly dark tent for us to perform in, which meant that i hadn't traipsed up with my vj rig in tow for another wasted journey, only to watch the boys play from the sidelines. Much thanks to the lovely people at Deershed and at Just Music for making it a very special day for us all. And then, if that wasn't enough, Just Music announce that one of the Echaskech tracks "The Calm" is to be included on Linn Records "Just Music exclusive" compilations. Yes, that's right: the same Linn records that orginally signed The Blue Nile. How awesome is that?
Anyway, now on to the podcasts, which there are two of, this week. first off is the one I couldn't upload last weekend due to Deershed - BTM20110720 - and secondarily the one from this week, which is BTM20110727. There you go, 3 hours of music for you. :) And here are the
Umber - A Song for Two Seasons
Biosphere - Shika-1
Future 3 - A Sound
65daysofstatic - Debutante
I'm not a Gun - Never Meant to Be
Radiohead - No Surprises
Echaskech & Napoleon Complex - Crusader
Tim Exile - Carouselle
Untold - Don't Know. Don't Care
Scuba - Tense
XXXY - Blue Flashing Lights
Jack Sparrow - Loveless
Sigha - Expansions
Pangaea - Coiled
Chechan - Siberia
Perverelist - Infinity is now
Machine Drum - Mean Mean
Adam F (footwork edit) - Circles
Omni Trio (footwork edit) - Renegade Snares
Bibio - Saint Christopher
With the global financial markets in disarray, and with the news that Orbital are getting back together, it seems the right time for us at Echaskech HQ to share this with you lovely people. With thanks (in blissful ignorance) to John Landis, Rick Prelinger, Mark Achbar & Jennifer Abbott and, of course the mighty Orbital because without you, this piece would not be at all possible. :)
A little Echaskech gift to you from Just Music...
Echaskech Vs Jon Hopkins FREE DOWNLOAD
'100' - (Echaskech Remix - Live)
Here is a free download of our remix of '100' by Jon Hopkins, performed live at The Hayward's Concrete this year. If you like drum, or bass, it'll be for you.
Also our album 'Skechbook' available as a full gate-folded CD Album for £5.99 for a limited time. If you are recieving this email and you haven't got a copy, then now is the time. If not, maybe you know someone who'd like it for xmas? Echaskech - 'Skechbook' SPECIAL OFFER £5.99 limited offer - Click here
Both offers are for a very limited time, so please tuck in with no hesitation!
Dom, Andy and Mark
this is from echaskech.co.uk:
Digitonal - '93 Years On' Single featuring 'Nothing Left to Say' - Echaskech Remix and 'Ana Kata' - 65 Days of Static Remix
"The Echaskech remix is fantastic... what can only be described as liquid sonic ecstasy! when you hear the bassline kick in you will know what I'm talking about." - Vainzine
If you can't wait until next year for a new Echaskech album, then please download this little baby. We were delighted to be asked to remix Digitonal, whats more we were given free choice of which of the album tracks we wanted to tackle...we were spoilt for choice! We chose 'Nothing Left to Say' and we are particularly proud of it.
You have got to hear the whole release in fact, it is blessed with stirring and powerful a 65 Days of Static version of 'Ana Kata'.
A veritable hamper of aural delights to whet your appetite for the Digitonal album, 'Save Your Light for Darker Days' which deserves all to the media acclaim it is receiving also out now.
Digitonal are on the same label as us: the mighty Just Music.